Kendra Ratcliff Talks About Building Luxury In Oregon’s Willamette Valley

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This is when your dream becomes reality. This trophy estate in Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine region is a masterpiece in the making. The owners commissioned Las Vegas-based Richard Luke Architects to design the ultimate showcase for their collection of 140 limited-edition automobiles, including a 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom.

Designed in harmony with its picturesque setting on the Willamette River, the property encompasses 31 private acres of woodland, pasture, and farmland, including 22 acres of prime Willamette Valley AVA Pinot Noir terroir and 2,700 feet of river frontage. The main house will offer more than 50,000 square feet of contemporary living and entertaining space.

Photo Credit: LUXE Christie’s International Real Estate - Oregon

The centerpiece of the home is a climate-controlled auto museum: a car collector’s dream with modular, portable vehicle lifts; a workshop; and three 10-foot clearance doors that lead onto paved driveways that flank the estate. While envisioned as an auto museum for 140 vehicles, the space is versatile and suitable as a dynamic, multi-use event venue with vast gallery walls to display large artworks. Grand-scale entertaining will be a breeze with a catering kitchen, media lounge, two bars, offices, guest suites, and a spectacular three-story, floor-to-ceiling wine vault (for up to 10,000 bottles), and a tasting room.

Photo Credit: LUXE Christie’s International Real Estate - Oregon Photo Credit: LUXE Christie’s International Real Estate - Oregon

Its fluid, contemporary lines and walls of glass emphasize the owners’ feng shui design philosophy, bringing in the light and the 270-degree river and valley views. The main level of the home, accessed via elevator, is dedicated to a grand ballroom that mirrors the footprint and symmetry of the auto showroom below. It’s also an utterly luxurious home, with an upper-floor principal suite, 10 en suite bedrooms, formal and casual living areas, and amenities worthy of a five-star resort.

Photo Credit: LUXE Christie’s International Real Estate - Oregon

A helipad, boat dock, sandy beach, formal gardens, and a pool terrace are also envisioned for this one-of-a-kind estate. A full 3D visualization of the architecture and surrounding landscape was created to showcase the extraordinary plans for the estate.

The property is set for completion within 18 months from the point of purchase. The acreage may be purchased with entitlements and design.

For more information about this Willamette Valley estate or other luxury properties in Oregon, please contact Kendra Ratcliff at 503-330-6677 or

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